A Trip to Africa and a Goal
Monday, February 25, 2013
I have the opportunity to travel to South Africa with a friend and I am OUT OF THIS WORLD excited!! The tickets are bought and we're figuring out our itinerary now.. My girlfriend who's going with me and I have been friends since college (30 years ago!)..
We fly into Johannesburg and the next morning fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We're staying at a game reserve where we'll do a Safari on Elephant back and have a lion experience in the afternoon. Then the next day we go to Victoria Falls - one of the 7 wonders of the world!
Then we leave for Cape Town where we'll have a walking tour and a culinary class.... do a great white shark cage dive... see pinguins.. Then drive up the Coast that's bordered by the Indian Ocean where we stay in a B&B where this will be the view
While there we'll have the opportunity to Zipline, Abseiling (which I think is like rappeling), Sea kayak and Bungee jump from the worlds 2nd highest commercially run Bungee jumping thingeedo. The unfortunate thing is that ALL of those things have a weight limit.. yep.. the dreaded weight limit. To meet the requirement I have to lose 60lbs.
We're going in exactly six month or 171 days or six months. So I'd have to lose 10lbs a month which seems realistic.. am I crazy? Lord I would be so much more comfortable on the plane ride (15 hours).. as well as not have any limitations other than my own fear (HA).. So, I'm going to take it one month, one week, one day at a time... and I'm going to get off my butt! I'm actually thinking about going to a Biggest Loser Resort for a week to kick off my journey. Regardless, I'm going on the trip.. I can go as I am now.. or I can go 60lbs lighter. Tho choice - or the series of hourly, weekly, monthly choices - are mine.
Wish me luck!